Bin, Silo and Tank Entry Permit and Checklist Mobile App
The hazards associated with grain handling facilities are well recognized.
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Employees are exposed to significant hazards such as falls, electrocution, engulfment, auger entanglement, struck by, and combustible dust explosions. A search of the OSHA IMIS database from January 1, 2000 to October 1, 2009 shows that 89 fatalities had occurred nationwide in grain handling establishments. These fatalities included 40 grain engulfment, 32 falls and seven dust explosions. Also, there were 38 amputation injuries during this same time period. The majority of fatalities and serious injuries were a result of exposure to grain engulfment, falls, struck-by, and machine entrapment. Personnel shall not enter a bin from below bridged or hung-up material! Before entering the bin, silo or tank, complete the Bin, Silo and Tank Grain Standard 1910.272 Compliance Checklist mobile app.This permit signifies that all safety precautions have been complied with for the job described and will be kept on file until work is completed.